Attorney General To Handle Quadruple Homicide Case

By: AP, Posted by Justin Surrency
By: AP, Posted by Justin Surrency

PARSONS, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas attorney general's office will handle any criminal prosecution of a man suspected in the deaths of a young mother and her three children.

Twenty-two-year-old David Cornell Bennett Jr. is being held on $5 million bail after he was captured late Tuesday in the southeast Kansas city of Independence.

The AG's office says the Labette County attorney requested that the agency handle the case. Bennett hasn't been formally charged in the killings of 29-year-old Cami Umbarger and her children, 9-year-old Hollie Betts, 6-year-old Jaxon Betts and 4-year-old Averie Betts. The bodies of Umbarger and her children were discovered Monday night at their home in Parsons, about 35 miles from Independence.

It's unclear if Bennett has an attorney. The Labette County Jail has declined to make him available for comment.

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